Category Archives: Obstetrics Gynecology

What does a safe sleep environment look like?

You can reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS  and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Here are some tips for safe sleep: Use a firm sleep surface, such as a mattress in a safety-approved* crib, covered by a fitted sheet. Use a firm sleep surface, such as a mattress in a safety-approved* crib, covered by…
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Preparing Your Body for Baby

Nesting. For those who aren’t familiar with this mommy-friendly term, it’s when expectant mothers get the urge to clean, tie up lose ends and organize — brought on by a desire to prepare for the new baby. Similar to nesting, many women who are planning to get pregnant may get the urge to start preparing…
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HPV: Men cannot be tested for HPV

Once HPV is affixed to the cervix, it can give rise to cervical cancer “The question as I understand it is, what can I do for a positive HPV and are there any test for males with positive HPV. Usually when you are found to have a positive HPV you want to have a visit with a…
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Immunizations in Pregnancy

By: Tanya Evers, MD [caption id="attachment_4506" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Tanya Evers is an obstetrician/gynecologist who joined the Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program faculty in 2012 after completing her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at Florida State University.[/caption] Flu season is upon us and you may be…
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Breastfeeding: Use it or Lose it

By Tanya Evers, MD [caption id="attachment_4506" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Tanya Evers is an obstetrician/gynecologist who joined the Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program faculty in 2012 after completing her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at Florida State University.[/caption] Use it or lose it. What emotions does that…
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What Women Should Know About Hormonal Medications

[caption id="attachment_8076" align="alignright" width="150"] Andrea Friall, MD, is a board certified OBGYN at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare[/caption] By: Andrea Friall, MD As women, we are complex individuals and so is our health.  From menarche to menopause, our bodies are constantly changing. We go from the adolescent teenage girl with raging hormones to the menopausal women with…
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Pre-Pregnancy Health: Dental Hygiene and Folic Acid

By: Alex Franz, MD, OBGYN [caption id="attachment_7697" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Alex Franz, OBGYN at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare[/caption] We all know that smoking, drinking alcohol, and using drugs poses a severe threat to the prenatal period, but it turns out that the minor act of brushing your teeth bears a weighty role in ensuring a resilient…
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Breastfeeding—Is It for You?

[caption id="attachment_4506" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Tanya Evers is an obstetrician/gynecologist who joined the Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program faculty in 2012 after completing her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at Florida State University.[/caption] By: Tanya Evers, MD That answer is for you, the mother of this…
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Is Hormonal Birth Control Right for You?

[caption id="attachment_703" align="alignright" width="200"] Dr. Stern earned his medical degree at the US-LCME accredited Universidad Central Del Caribe, Cayey Medical School in Cayey, Puerto Rico. He completed his residency in OB/Gyn at Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New Hyde Park, NY, serving as Chief Resident. Upon graduating, he worked as…
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